They are just butchering the words. Butchering I say! I’m pretty sure Daysia didn’t sing one correct word the entire time she was in the spotlight.
Can I mumble hum my way on into the next round please?
One of the girls foreshadowingly says “I’ve bonded with my sisters and we have each other’s back no matter what.” But things changed on a dime when, after conferring, the judges let the girls know that they weren’t cohesive and it was all around pretty bad, and only MumbleHummy Daysia will be moving on.
The other three girls instantly turn on Daysia, crying foul. The one who “put the harmonies together” – you know, the harmonies that sucked – says she should go through since she’s the only one who knew how to find the harmonies and Daysia couldn’t even be bothered to learn the words. She’s so upset she finally says to the cameraman tailing her “thank you so much for having me on your show, but I’m ready to go.” Good riddance you fickle, untalented poor sport.
After a commercial, we’re back with The Dramatics, consisting of Janel Stinney, 19, Cristabel Clack, 29, Kriss Mincey, 22, and someone else they don’t bother to name. Good luck tomorrow, Red!
The Dramatics: “Red,” Cristabel, Janel and Kriss
Janel is the odd duck of the group, though not nearly as wacky as Kez. Or even Zoanette. Apparently their rehearsals started out really great and we see the ladies laughing at high-fiving at 9pm.
But by 4am Janel is freaking out, and in the morning after a couple of hours of sleep, they can’t find her anywhere. When they finally do track her down, she’s way more interested in saying hi to other contestants and being in her old little world than rehearsing.
The Dramatics sing The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” and to be honest, I didn’t think they were very good. Nikki disagrees with me though, giving them a standing ovation and saying “I enjoyed you guys messing up the words more than I have enjoyed any other performance today.”
Keith says he had nearly the complete opposite reaction, but despite his and my protests, all four of them are through to the next round, but not before Janel has a complete emotional breakdown on stage. I suppose emotional stability never was a requirement for superstardom, but it still just seems like such a weird thing to do at an interview.
Next we see a failure montage, with one group so bad Nikki laughs through their performance. Three ladies were the only ones from their respective groups to make it through:
Shuba Vedula, 17, from my home state of Michigan. Go Michigander!
Serina-Joi Crowe, also 17
Aubrey Cleland, 19